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Company Formations in 2016: Devon

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4.8% more companies in Devon compared to 2015

New businesses in Devon mapped

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  • AEast Devon: 607
  • BExeter: 882
  • CMid Devon: 371
  • DNorth Devon: 362
  • EPlymouth: 1,189
  • FSouth Hams: 376
  • GTeignbridge: 685
  • HTorbay: 778
  • ITorridge: 228
  • JWest Devon: 217

Companies formed in 2016 league table

The counties in England where most companies are formed, and how Devon compares.

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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
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County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
Rank
County
No. Companies formed
Rank County No. Companies formed
1st 2015: 1st
London
209,869
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
32,999
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
31,162
4th 2015: 4th
West Yorkshire
17,837
5th 2015: 6th
Hertfordshire
17,671
6th 2015: 5th
Essex
15,887
7th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
15,328
8th 2015: 7th
Kent
14,577
9th 2015: 8th
Hampshire
14,249
10th 2015: 24th
Bedfordshire
13,677
11th 2015: 34th
Wiltshire
11,837
12th 2015: 9th
Surrey
11,070
13th 2015: 12th
Merseyside
10,617
14th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
10,600
15th 2015: 13th
South Yorkshire
9,265
16th 2015: 14th
Berkshire
9,081
17th 2015: 16th
Buckinghamshire
8,523
18th 2015: 18th
Leicestershire
8,307
19th 2015: 17th
Dorset
8,113
20th 2015: 15th
East Sussex
7,939
21st 2015: 22nd
Staffordshire
7,618
22nd 2015: 23rd
Northamptonshire
7,050
23rd 2015: 20th
Nottinghamshire
6,642
24th 2015: 39th
Worcestershire
6,602
25th 2015: 21st
North Yorkshire
6,525
26th 2015: 27th
Tyne and Wear
6,380
27th 2015: 19th
Derbyshire
6,271
28th 2015: 25th
Cambridgeshire
6,208
29th 2015: 26th
West Sussex
5,996
30th 2015: 30th
Devon
5,703
31st 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
5,698
32nd 2015: 29th
Gloucestershire
5,639
33rd 2015: 31st
Somerset
5,328
34th 2015: 32nd
Bristol
5,196
35th 2015: 35th
Warwickshire
4,709
36th 2015: 33rd
Oxfordshire
4,517
37th 2015: 36th
Norfolk
4,480
38th 2015: 37th
Suffolk
4,291
39th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
4,080
40th 2015: 38th
Durham
4,017
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
2,496
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cornwall
2,468
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cumbria
1,979
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
1,302
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
853
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
545
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
217

New incorporations in 2016 per 1000 Man standing people

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Type of companies formed in Devon breakdown

95% Private Limited Companies (5,414 companies)

5% Other company types (289 companies)

Other company types breakdown (289 companies)

Total companies in Devon by the end of 2016

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Businesses formed in Devon during 2016

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Businesses dissolved in Devon during 2016

meaning there is a total of

47,095

businesses registered in Devon at the end of 2016.

4.8% more companies in Devon compared to 2015

Surrounding counties 2016 breakdown & comparison

Dorset

50,419 total businesses
8,113 formed in 2016
4,726 dissolved in 2016

Somerset

46,011 total businesses
5,328 formed in 2016
3,994 dissolved in 2016

Cornwall

19,655 total businesses
2,468 formed in 2016
1,970 dissolved in 2016

Devon

47,095 total businesses
5,703 formed in 2016
4,331 dissolved in 2016

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Ward breakdown data for

Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Axminster Rural
3
8
5
Axminster Town
26
32
6
Beer and Branscombe
2
6
4
Broadclyst
23
30
7
Budleigh
16
24
8
Clyst Valley
25
39
14
Coly Valley
16
20
4
Dunkeswell
5
7
2
Exe Valley
5
7
2
Exmouth Brixington
14
6
-8
Exmouth Halsdon
13
8
-5
Exmouth Littleham
16
16
0
Exmouth Town
55
94
39
Exmouth Withycombe Raleigh
17
20
3
Feniton and Buckerell
6
8
2
Honiton St Michael's
19
28
9
Honiton St Paul's
17
33
16
Newbridges
10
6
-4
Newton Poppleford and Harpford
3
8
5
Otterhead
8
5
-3
Ottery St Mary Rural
9
17
8
Ottery St Mary Town
20
34
14
Raleigh
9
10
1
Seaton
28
31
3
Sidmouth Rural
1
5
4
Sidmouth Sidford
13
12
-1
Sidmouth Town
24
28
4
Tale Vale
14
8
-6
Trinity
6
11
5
Whimple
4
9
5
Woodbury and Lympstone
19
27
8
Yarty
6
10
4
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Alphington
42
130
88
Cowick
5
11
6
Duryard
18
13
-5
Exwick
12
13
1
Heavitree
15
12
-3
Mincinglake
11
15
4
Newtown
28
32
4
Pennsylvania
6
12
6
Pinhoe
14
23
9
Polsloe
12
8
-4
Priory
22
23
1
St David's
186
379
193
St James
23
26
3
St Leonard's
12
14
2
St Loyes
28
21
-7
St Thomas
15
17
2
Topsham
84
92
8
Whipton & Barton
46
41
-5
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Boniface
5
8
3
Bradninch
3
3
0
Cadbury
4
6
2
Canonsleigh
7
10
3
Castle
35
46
11
Clare and Shuttern
17
16
-1
Cranmore
9
18
9
Cullompton North
20
28
8
Cullompton Outer
8
14
6
Cullompton South
9
11
2
Exe Valley
5
7
2
Halberton
12
12
0
Lawrence
38
74
36
Lower Culm
5
17
12
Lowman
16
32
16
Newbrooke
9
3
-6
Sandford and Creedy
4
9
5
Silverton
3
5
2
Taw
2
4
2
Taw Vale
2
1
-1
Upper Culm
10
18
8
Upper Yeo
4
6
2
Way
2
4
2
Westexe
18
14
-4
Yeo
9
12
3
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bickington and Roundswell
13
20
7
Bishop's Nympton
4
5
1
Bratton Fleming
4
5
1
Braunton East
7
12
5
Braunton West
10
14
4
Central Town
54
72
18
Chittlehampton
3
11
8
Chulmleigh
10
9
-1
Combe Martin
7
9
2
Forches and Whiddon Valley
1
11
10
Fremington
5
5
0
Georgeham and Mortehoe
15
22
7
Heanton Punchardon
2
4
2
Ilfracombe Central
19
26
7
Ilfracombe East
2
11
9
Ilfracombe West
6
8
2
Instow
3
5
2
Landkey Swimbridge and Taw
12
15
3
Longbridge
3
8
5
Lynton and Lynmouth
4
3
-1
Marwood
4
7
3
Newport
7
11
4
North Molton
8
5
-3
Pilton
14
10
-4
South Molton
14
45
31
Witheridge
13
8
-5
Yeo Valley
4
1
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Budshead
29
38
9
Compton
36
54
18
Devonport
39
41
2
Drake
61
94
33
Efford and Lipson
20
26
6
Eggbuckland
29
41
12
Ham
29
29
0
Honicknowle
23
19
-4
Moor View
133
140
7
Peverell
43
53
10
Plympton Chaddlewood
18
13
-5
Plympton Erle
20
36
16
Plympton St Mary
33
40
7
Plymstock Dunstone
22
20
-2
Plymstock Radford
32
34
2
Southway
23
34
11
St Budeaux
31
27
-4
St Peter and the Waterfront
196
313
117
Stoke
48
69
21
Sutton and Mount Gould
67
68
1
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Allington & Strete
9
11
2
Bickleigh & Cornwood
10
16
6
Blackawton & Stoke Fleming
7
7
0
Charterlands
7
17
10
Dartington & Staverton
35
28
-7
Dartmouth & East Dart
23
24
1
Ermington & Ugborough
13
21
8
Ivybridge East
12
11
-1
Ivybridge West
37
17
-20
Kingsbridge
15
26
11
Loddiswell & Aveton Gifford
8
10
2
Marldon & Littlehempston
5
14
9
Newton & Yealmpton
38
45
7
Salcombe & Thurlestone
11
21
10
South Brent
16
21
5
Stokenham
7
7
0
Totnes
50
51
1
Wembury & Brixton
14
6
-8
West Dart
23
18
-5
Woolwell
7
5
-2
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
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Ambrook
15
17
2
Ashburton and Buckfastleigh
32
38
6
Bishopsteignton
7
5
-2
Bovey
50
47
-3
Bradley
7
22
15
Buckland and Milber
28
13
-15
Bushell
138
202
64
Chudleigh
34
28
-6
College
10
25
15
Dawlish Central and North East
20
30
10
Dawlish South West
7
8
1
Haytor
6
12
6
Ipplepen
7
8
1
Kenn Valley
32
39
7
Kenton with Starcross
5
8
3
Kerswell-with-Combe
13
13
0
Kingsteignton East
9
11
2
Kingsteignton West
12
14
2
Moorland
11
19
8
Shaldon and Stokeinteignhead
11
10
-1
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
79
84
5
South Brent
16
21
5
Teign Valley
10
11
1
Teignbridge North
9
8
-1
Teignmouth Central
11
23
12
Teignmouth East
56
57
1
Teignmouth West
4
16
12
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Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Berry Head-with-Furzeham
54
57
3
Blatchcombe
32
37
5
Churston-with-Galmpton
14
19
5
Clifton-with-Maidenway
14
20
6
Cockington-with-Chelston
39
43
4
Ellacombe
23
64
41
Goodrington-with-Roselands
12
17
5
Preston
60
42
-18
Roundham-with-Hyde
52
53
1
Shiphay-with-the-Willows
79
84
5
St Mary's-with-Summercombe
10
23
13
St Marychurch
28
27
-1
Tormohun
179
211
32
Watcombe
17
36
19
Wellswood
36
46
10
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Appledore
6
13
7
Bideford East
14
18
4
Bideford North
48
72
24
Bideford South
6
13
7
Broadheath
1
5
4
Chittlehampton
3
11
8
Clinton
2
4
2
Clovelly Bay
1
4
3
Coham Bridge
9
7
-2
Forest
6
3
-3
Hartland and Bradworthy
7
13
6
Holsworthy
8
15
7
Kenwith
5
1
-4
Monkleigh and Littleham
4
3
-1
Northam
6
5
-1
Orchard Hill
2
2
Shebbear and Langtree
7
5
-2
Tamarside
7
8
1
Three Moors
2
4
2
Torrington
18
23
5
Two Rivers
3
3
0
Waldon
1
4
3
Westward Ho!
4
6
2
Winkleigh
6
3
-3
Ward
Dissolutions
Incorporations
Net Change
Ward Dissolutions Incorporations Net Change
Bere Ferrers
8
14
6
Bridestowe
8
5
-3
Buckland Monachorum
15
23
8
Burrator
7
3
-4
Chagford
10
4
-6
Dartmoor
3
7
4
Drewsteignton
5
5
0
Exbourne
18
12
-6
Hatherleigh
11
6
-5
Mary Tavy
3
6
3
Milton Ford
9
14
5
Okehampton North
18
28
10
Okehampton South
7
17
10
South Tawton
1
17
16
Tamarside
7
8
1
Tavistock North
10
27
17
Tavistock South East
5
8
3
Tavistock South West
20
15
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Total companies 2016 league table

The counties in England where the most existing companies were based at the end of 2016 and how Devon compares to them.

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County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
Rank
County
Total companies
Rank County Total companies
1st 2015: 1st
London
1,070,255
2nd 2015: 2nd
Greater Manchester
167,797
3rd 2015: 3rd
West Midlands
156,118
4th 2015: 4th
Essex
112,065
5th 2015: 5th
West Yorkshire
107,764
6th 2015: 7th
Hertfordshire
104,699
7th 2015: 6th
Hampshire
103,043
8th 2015: 8th
Kent
98,931
9th 2015: 9th
Surrey
95,997
10th 2015: 10th
Cheshire
74,912
11th 2015: 11th
Lancashire
68,241
12th 2015: 12th
Berkshire
64,828
13th 2015: 13th
East Sussex
63,012
14th 2015: 14th
Buckinghamshire
62,413
15th 2015: 15th
Merseyside
60,027
16th 2015: 16th
South Yorkshire
55,438
17th 2015: 17th
Leicestershire
52,138
18th 2015: 18th
Dorset
50,419
19th 2015: 19th
West Sussex
48,518
20th 2015: 20th
North Yorkshire
48,164
21st 2015: 21st
Gloucestershire
47,665
22nd 2015: 22nd
Devon
47,095
23rd 2015: 24th
Staffordshire
47,000
24th 2015: 23rd
Somerset
46,011
25th 2015: 26th
Nottinghamshire
45,573
26th 2015: 32nd
Bedfordshire
44,451
27th 2015: 25th
Derbyshire
43,529
28th 2015: 27th
Cambridgeshire
43,412
29th 2015: 33rd
Wiltshire
41,591
30th 2015: 28th
Lincolnshire
40,701
31st 2015: 29th
Northamptonshire
40,600
32nd 2015: 31st
Tyne and Wear
38,544
33rd 2015: 30th
Oxfordshire
38,413
34th 2015: 35th
Norfolk
34,374
35th 2015: 34th
Warwickshire
34,180
36th 2015: 38th
Worcestershire
33,436
37th 2015: 36th
Suffolk
32,526
38th 2015: 37th
Bristol
31,308
39th 2015: 39th
Durham
25,127
40th 2015: 40th
East Riding of Yorkshire
23,848
41st 2015: 41st
Shropshire
20,422
42nd 2015: 42nd
Cumbria
19,675
43rd 2015: 43rd
Cornwall
19,655
44th 2015: 44th
Northumberland
9,713
45th 2015: 45th
Herefordshire
8,293
46th 2015: 46th
Isle of Wight
4,973
47th 2015: 47th
Rutland
1,742

Total companies at the end of 2016 per 1000 Person people

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62.6

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The last 5 years

How the total number of companies in Devon has changed over the last 5 years as new companies have been formed and some existing companies dissolved.

2012

4,946 formed

2,637 dissolved

2013

5,280 formed

3,231 dissolved

2014

5,501 formed

3,706 dissolved

2015

5,394 formed

3,653 dissolved

2016

5,703 formed

4,331 dissolved

Overall growth compared to previous year

5.3% vs 2012

4.4% vs 2013

5.3% vs 2014

4.8% vs 2015